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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his state is suing the CDC to bring back cruises

DeSantis said the decision was made on behalf of state residents who depend on an "open cruise industry," Republican Florida Gov. Ro.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 8th, 2021

Florida Senate president balks at governor"s E-Verify proposal

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants all Florida businesses to use a system to prevent undocumented immigrants from getting jobs in the state, but a powerful Republican leader is pushing back against the proposal. Senate President Bill Galvano said this week he.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 17th, 2019

Publix was handed a vaccine distribution deal weeks after donating $100,000 to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis" PAC

Publix donated $100,000 to DeSantis' political action committee before being awarded rights to distribute vaccines in the state. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 5th, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis bans state agencies from issuing "vaccine passports" and says businesses can"t require them

The move comes days after Gov. DeSantis said he would oppose vaccine passports in his state. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning "vaccine passports." The ban applies to.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 2nd, 2021

House targets local emergency orders in Florida

As Florida has spent the past year combating Covid-19, the state House is considering a proposal that would restrict local government orders involving public-health emergencies — a measure that backs the power of Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a 12-6 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 13th, 2021

A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor.

The Miami Herald report came amid ongoing criticism of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been accused of playing favorites with vaccine distribution. Peopl.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 4th, 2021

The Florida data scientist who accused the state of firing her for refusing to alter COVID-19 data was arrested after she said she"d turn herself in

Jones was fired from Florida's health department in May over what she alleges was a refusal to alter COVID-19 data at the request of her managers. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida at a news conference in December at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 18th, 2021

Florida jobs deemed essential as vaccinations ramp up

Gov. Ron DeSantis first laid out the state's description of essential workers in early April......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 22nd, 2020

California employers bring back workers, but recovery worries linger

California's economy perked up in October, as employers brought back tens of thousands of furloughed workers. But the state has regained less than half the jobs it lost in the spring's catast.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 13th, 2020

Michigan factories reopen after coronavirus shutdown

Factories in Michigan can resume production on Monday, enabling North American automakers to bring thousands of idled employees in the state back to work more than six weeks after locking down to help control the spread of the coronavirus......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMay 11th, 2020

Top US diplomat says "it"s our responsibility" to bring back any Americans from botched, unsanctioned raid in Venezuela

Leah Millis/Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was prepared to "use.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 6th, 2020

Re-Open Florida Task Force recommendations would ramp up economy

As Gov. Ron DeSantis begins to slowly reopen the state, recommendations issued by a task force offer a glimpse into what Florida could look like as it emerges from the coronavirus shutdown. The final report from DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task For.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 30th, 2020

GHP CEO on reopening: Still "too early" to bring all office workers back

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on April 27 announced that he will let the state's emergency declaration expire on April 30 to begin reopening the Lone Star State economy......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 30th, 2020

DeSantis: Here"s when some Florida businesses can resume operations

The state has been under a stay-at-home order since early April......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2020

Florida unveils first phase of reopening plan with restrictions for restaurants and retail stores

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that restaurants and retail stores in the state can begin to reopen on May 4 with some restrictions. Phase one of the governor's plan will allow restaurants to open outdoor seating. For indoor seating, they maint.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2020

What will NC State look like when students return? Here"s what the chancellor says.

N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson says he is planning to bring students back to campus in the fall – though he anticipates a number of social-distancing measures will remain in place......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 28th, 2020

Gov. DeSantis called Florida "ground zero" for nursing homes and "God"s waiting room" as he decides how to re-open the state

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News S.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 27th, 2020

The New York Post: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls state ‘God’s waiting room’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sparked outrage by referring to the Sunshine State as “God’s waiting room” during a briefing about the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 27th, 2020

Some Florida beaches are already starting to reopen after officials were criticized for not shutting them down right away during spring break

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis just gave the green light for some beaches in north Florida to reopen, despite the fact that the state con.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2020

DeSantis suspends foreclosures, evictions for 45 days

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Thursday to suspend foreclosures and evictions across the state for the next 45 days. The order comes a day after DeSantis issued a statewide "stay-at-home" order for all non-essential workers. Fo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 3rd, 2020

Order aimed at speeding up unemployment benefits

Florida has lifted a requirement that people qualifying for unemployment benefits must wait a week before their first checks are sent. With jobless claims surging as businesses have closed or scaled back because of the novel coronavirus, state Depa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2020